Caputi

Ross Caputi

Affiliations
PhD Candidate in History, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Areas of Expertise:
  • Security & Intelligence
  • U.S. Foreign Policy
  • Military & War

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About Ross

Caputi is a graduate student studying the role of information operations (militarized propaganda) in the US-led occupation of Iraq. His research seeks to explain military communications with the public as a new kind of warfare. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Islah Reparations Project, a California based nonprofit organization that mobilizes resources as reparations for people living in our war zones. 

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Publications

"Convalescence for the Wounded" American Book Review 36, no. 5 (2015): 18-19.

Reviews Nancy Sherman’s book Afterwar: Healing the Moral Wounds of Our Soldiers (2015).

"Howard Zinn: A Moral Example of GI Resistance" in Agitation with a Smile: The Legacies of Howard Zinn, edited by Stephen Bird, Adam Silver, and Joshua Yesnowitz (Routledge, 2013), 127-141.

Highlights Howard Zinn’s belief in collective responsibility in his moral thinking. Critics post-911 anti-war movement’s tactics and points to Zinn’s example as a model for future action. 

"The Necropolitics of US Information Warfare in Fallujah" War Frenzy: Exploring the Violence of Propaganda (2017).

Provides documentation of US information operations leading up to Operation Phantom Fury in Fallujah in 2004. Analyzes information operations as a constitutive element of the assault.

In the News

"I Helped Destroy Falluja in 2004. I Won't be Complicit Again," Ross Caputi, The Guardian, January 10, 2014.
"Fear Not the Path of Truth," Ross Caputi, Vimeo, 2013.
"American Sniper?," Ross Caputi, Middle East Eye, January 10, 2015.
"Journalism as a Tool of War in The Age of Jihad by Patrick Cockburn," Ross Caputi, The Massachusetts Review, 2016.